Ravi Shankar wins int'l prize for media music
BONN, Jan 22: Sitar Maestro pandit Ravi Shankar has been nominated for the International Prize for Film and Media Music for 1999 in recognition of his special achievements in increasing the significance of music the audito-visual media, reports PTI.
Ravi Shankar would receive the award personally on June 12 at a special function here, Dr Bernd Busch, director of the German government's prestigious Forum of Art and Exhibition told reporters here today.
The 79-year-old Indian virtuoso is the third recipient of the award instituted by the forum in 1995 in connection with the centenary celebrations of the birth of film.
The prize is the only one of its kind which exclusively pays homage to special achievement in the sphere of music in the audio-visual media.